Monday, August 20, 2018

That One Moment by Patty Wiseman

Genre: Fiction / Romantic Suspense
Date of Publication: May 8, 2017
Pages: 258

Ricki Sheridan traveled a long way to seek refuge at Wolf Den's Lodge high in the mountains after a devastating betrayal. Heartbroken, she signed up for a survivalist backpacking trip to live off the land and forget.

An injury on the first day puts her in the capable hands of the handsome trail boss, Kory Littleton. The attraction is instant, mutual, and terrifying. She trusted her emotions once and vowed never to make the same mistake again.

Kory's heart, trampled and bruised, is unprepared to ever love again, until his unexpected reaction to Ricki reveals some things are worth taking a chance on.

When evil finds its way back into Ricki's world, their fragile bond is tested, forcing them to face their greatest fear: can a wounded heart ever trust anew?

Betrayal. Desire. Revenge. Which one prevails?

Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars 

In Patty Wiseman's That One Moment, she takes the reader on an engaging roller coaster of events and emotions surrounding Ricki Sheridan. Ricki, the book's protagonist, is on a self-imposed survivalist mountain adventure in an attempt to heal from her recent break-up from antagonist, Russ. While there, she meets trail leader, Kory Littleton with whom she immediately has feelings for. In hopes of getting her back - whether she wants it or not, Russ catches up with Ricki on her adventure and a love triangle is created ... And danger ensues! 

At just over 250 pages, the short read quickly got to the point and was fast-moving. It is definitely a contemporary romance novel, and you can tell that the author put her heart and soul into this book. Adding the mystery and suspense elements to this romantic novel gave it depth.   

I think this story is a great read for a quick escape from reality. While I was able to follow the story easily, I think the book could have benefited from some more aggressive editing as there were many formatting inconsistencies. I also wasn't a fan of the short, abrupt chapters that tended to disrupt the flow at times. Additionally, I think some more character development, which may have resulted in a longer book, would have helped create a more realistic story. I believe many of the characters' personalities and actions came off as over-exaggerated because the author didn't provide the reader with enough background information to justify those actions. 

It really wasn't believable to me that Ricki would begin to have feelings for Kory so soon after meeting and just after one kiss. Plus, it seemed a little unprofessional on his part since, in essence, she was his client. However, books take us places we often can't go in real life, so perhaps between the covers of That One Moment, love at first sight can exist! 

Recommendation: If you enjoy reading fast-paced romance with a twist of suspense, pick up a copy of That One Moment, today or enter the 
giveaway below to win a copy! 

I received a complimentary signed paperback copy of The One Moment from Lone Star Book Blog Tours in exchange for my honest review. 
Regardless of whether I purchase a book, borrow a book, or receive a book in exchange for review, my ultimate goal is to be honest, fair, and constructive. I hope you've found this review helpful. 

Until next time ... Read on!

Patty Wiseman, as well as anyone and better than most, sure knows how to write the three basic ingredients of a page-turning and unforgettable novel: mystery, suspense, and romance. ~Caleb & Linda Pirtle ~ Here Comes a Mystery

"It was pure perfection!" ~Jessa, Amazon Reviewer

"Author Patty Wiseman does a good job of injecting so much action into just the first two pages that I had high expectations for this story. And That One Moment does not disappoint." ~Natasha Jackson for Readers' Favorite

Award Winning Author Patty Wiseman is a native of the Seattle, Washington area and attended The Wesleyan College in Bartlesville Oklahoma. Northeast Texas is home now, along with her husband Ron. She is the president of East Texas Writer’s Association, a Lifetime Member of the Worldwide Who’s Who for Professional Women (and named VIP for 2013), and a member of the Northeast Texas Writer’s Organization, East Texas Writer’s Guild, and Texas Association of Authors.

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1 comment:

  1. I like what you said about this book as a quick escape from reality. It's true -- anything can happen between the covers of a story. Thanks for the review!